Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-9081 Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,290 13.2 % $25.51 $53,050 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.24 $20.04 $23.79 $28.89 $35.82
Annual Wage (2) $35,860 $41,680 $49,490 $60,100 $74,500


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 850 0.22 $26.79 $55,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 700 0.36 $26.65 $55,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $24.66 $51,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.55 $57,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 700 0.36 $26.65 $55,430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 850 0.22 $26.79 $55,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $24.66 $51,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.55 $57,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $28.45 $59,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.55 $57,300
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 850 0.22 $26.79 $55,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 700 0.36 $26.65 $55,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $24.66 $51,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,350 0.12 4.98 $25.58 $53,210
California 520 0.04 1.43 $24.10 $50,120
Iowa 250 0.17 6.83 $23.31 $48,480
Minnesota 120 0.05 1.85 $22.66 $47,130
Colorado 100 0.04 1.77 $25.59 $53,240




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.28 11.36 $20.96 $43,590
North Dakota 90 0.22 8.97 $26.41 $54,940
Iowa 250 0.17 6.83 $23.31 $48,480
Texas 1,350 0.12 4.98 $25.58 $53,210
Oregon 70 0.05 1.83 $24.13 $50,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $27.84 $57,910
Illinois 80 0.01 0.57 $26.67 $55,480
North Dakota 90 0.22 8.97 $26.41 $54,940
Colorado 100 0.04 1.77 $25.59 $53,240
Texas 1,350 0.12 4.98 $25.58 $53,210





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 1.32 $35.77 $74,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 1.32 $35.77 $74,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 1.32 $35.77 $74,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.79 32.00 $24.06 $50,040
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 37.05 $23.55 $48,980
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 38.73 $22.17 $46,120
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 32.93 $23.04 $47,910
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.76 70.92 $20.41 $42,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.76 70.92 $20.41 $42,450
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 38.73 $22.17 $46,120
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 37.05 $23.55 $48,980
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 32.93 $23.04 $47,910
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.79 32.00 $24.06 $50,040

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.97 $58,180
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.79 32.00 $24.06 $50,040
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 37.05 $23.55 $48,980
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 32.93 $23.04 $47,910
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 38.73 $22.17 $46,120


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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